CASE Hospital: A Regional Center for Specialty Pet Care

Reliable emergency and specialty care for man’s best friends isn’t far away. Discover how this suburban specialist has grown a practice that draws patients from a wide part of our region.

Riverview Ice House Turns 40

When businesses were abandoning downtown Rockford in the 1970s, city and park district leaders made a bold decision: build an indoor ice rink on the river. Guess what? It laid the groundwork for today’s renaissance.

Mike Williamson: The Music Man

He tried to make it in Vegas, but really, Rockford has always been home for this entertainer, whom you might recognize for his appearance on local stages and at area supper clubs.

Christie Battista Makes the Leap to Morning News

Growing up, she once dreamed of becoming a TV reporter. Flash forward a few years and she’s made a big splash in the Rockford area as part of 13WREX’s morning show.

Helpful Hints for Selecting a Fur Coat

A new fur coat is an investment that could be shared for generations. Before you buy a warm fur this winter, here are a few buying tips from the experts at York Furrier, in Elmhurst.

Nooks & Crannies, Holiday Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Olsson Roofing Company Celebrates 100 Years

Started by a tradesman with a dream, this company has grown up to take on some of northern Illinois’ toughest roofing challenges. See how this company has built a name for itself.

Milestones: Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery at 10

A decade into their new venture, this Freeport-area couple has carved out a special niche in a territory beloved for its cold-weather winemaking skill. See how they did it, and how they continue to invent new ideas.

Helping People to Achieve a Crime-Free Life

For nearly 40 years, Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry has provided hope and help to prison inmates and ex-offenders. It’s a personal mission to some leaders of this Rockford group.

Huskie Pride for NIU Football Fans

They’ve defeated high-ranked teams and competed in multiple bowl championships. Paul Anthony Arco explains how the Huskies’ on-field success has inspired the school and area fans.